Sustainability projects are initiatives that reduce waste, consumption and/or expenses. Some projects might be educational in nature — teaching Bucknellians about ways to reduce energy use on campus, for example. Other projects might implement new, energy-saving systems or technologies.

Check out some of the recent Green Fund projects students have been doing to make our campus energy efficient.

Recent Projects


400 St. George St.

Summer 2016

400 St. George Water Fixtures

Mary Brigid Coughlan '18

This project replaced 27 high flow fixtures including sinks, toilets, and showers with improved low-flow fixtures. Go check out the new products in this affinity house and help Bucknell lower its water consumption!

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Dana Engineering Building

Summer 2016

Dana Vacuum Pump

Claire Rodgers '16

This water conservation project replaced an old liquid ring vacuum pump with improved rotary claw technology. Bucknell Labs in Dana are now wasting no potable water.

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Dana Engineering Building

Summer 2016

Waterless Urinals

Jacob Hannah '17

Retrofitted waterless urinals are now installed in the men's restroom of Dana Engineering Building. Lower your footprint this year and conserve life's most precious commodity by using these new urinals.

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Trax Hall

Summer 2016

Retrofit Shower Head Fixtures in Trax

Maeve Greeley '18

32 shower heads in Trax were recently replaced this summer to help minimize the flow of water to 1.5 Gallons/Minute. Let us know if you can notice a change and let's try to implement these new fixtures across campus.

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Weis Center

Summer 2016

Low-Flush Toilets in Dana

Taylor Sheldon '17

This project ensures that students, staff, and faculty all contribute to conserving water in buildings on campus. With 16 new toilet systems throughout the engineering building, users will actively change the culture on campus.

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Gerhard Fieldhouse

Gerhard Fieldhouse Water Fixture Upgrade

The current water fixtures in the Gerhard Fieldhouse second floor men and women’s restroom, along with the men and women’s staff locker rooms are very inefficient. By replacing these fixtures, 670,932 gallons of water could be saved annually. At $0.016 per gallon in water and sewage cost, this upgrade would save $10,734.91 a year.

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Larison Hall

Larison Water Fixture Upgrade

The water fixtures that are currently in the dorm bathrooms of Larison are outdated and inefficient. Replacing these will save 521,979 gallons of water a year and result in $8,352 in financial savings a year.

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